Very sadly to say, my paper got rejection. Will this affect my reputation?
It is very unfortunate that your manuscript faced rejection. Every researcher aims to publish their work in a high-impact journal. However, publishing research is no easy task, and manuscript rejection is a common occurrence in academic writing. Every researcher faces rejection of their manuscript at some point in their career. Every failure is a stepping stone to success, and researchers can learn from their mistakes to ensure a smooth publication journey for their next manuscript. Although retraction in itself is not favorable and can have a negative impact on your standing as a researcher, retraction due to honest error may not severely affect your reputation and eligibility for future grants, especially if you acknowledge the errors and act in the interest of science. You can read through the following resource: https://www.enago.com/academy/15-most-common-reasons-for-journal-rejection/ to find the common reasons of journal rejection. If a journal editor has reason to believe that any of the journal’s published papers has unreliable data, the case is first thoroughly investigated. If the errors in data are minor, the journal will issue a correction notice pointing out the errors. If the investigation proves inconclusive, the journal may issue an expression of concern for that particular article. Retraction is adopted as a last resort, when the errors in data are considerable and affect the validity of the entire study outcomes. You can check our blog articles that share tips on how to avoid journal rejection, available under the following link: https://www.enago.com/academy/6-tips-that-will-save-you-from-journal-rejection/.
In case you need help with revising your manuscript and submitting it to a new journal, you can check with Enago’s Revised/ Rejected Paper Editing service which will be helpful to revise your manuscript according to the reviewer comments and submit to the same or new journal.